Thursday, 11 November 2021 11:55

30 years and counting

Written by  Staff Reporters
Since its launch in 1991 Väderstad has sold almost 28,000 machines to farmers worldwide. Since its launch in 1991 Väderstad has sold almost 28,000 machines to farmers worldwide.

Väderstad, one of the world’s leading companies in tillage, seeding and planting, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Rapid seed drill, that since its launch in 1991 Väderstad has sold almost 28,000 machines to farmers worldwide.

Featuring unique seed coulters and an ingenious seed depth control system, the original Rapid was developed to work in all soil conditions and undertake several operations at once.

Nicknamed the universal or ‘Jeep’ of seed drills within the company, one of the major reasons for its success was the fact that it carried out seedbed preparation, levelling, drilling, and reconsolidation in one pass, while at the same time offering a reliable seeding result at a high working speed.

Behind the seed coulters, the large packer wheels have become a real trademark of the Rapid, creating good seed-to-soil contact even in tougher soils.

The offset of the packer wheels sees every second wheel moved 190 mm rearwards on a separate axle, to offer lower vibration, higher drilling precision and a reduction of up to 25% in draught requirement.

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